The Original Florence Walk

Join our famous Florence walking tour and discover how over 2000 years of tumultuous history changed the world forever.

The Best Florence Walking Tour

Our original small group intro to Florence walking tour featured on BBC and is the most highly rated walking tour of Florence.

Enjoy Seeing the Best Florence Must Sees

Experience the intrigue of the world’s most beloved art capital on a Florence tour like no other. Join one of our fully-licensed, specially-trained guides and discover Florence’s fascinating history. Best of all, you’ll learn while sightseeing the city’s main highlights and attractions.

A Florence tour that brings history to life

We’re not your average tour company. We believe history should be entertaining and enlightening. That’s why we choose only gifted storytellers as our guides. We want you to see Florence’s vivid history come to life. We want you to experience its ancient, medieval, and Renaissance past. Above all, we want you to feel the cultural impact that Florence had all across the world.

The cradle of the Renaissance

Follow the footsteps of Florence’s vibrant past on our Florence tour. Who did they bury alive near the Duomo? What did Leonardo da Vinci do that Michelangelo could never forgive? How did the Medici family use famous artists throughout the centuries? And what propelled Florence to become one of the greatest art cities the world has ever seen? Together, we’ll peel back the centuries while witnessing some of history’s greatest testaments.

Tour Florence’s architectural wonders

Visit the churches of  Santa Trinità and Orsanmichele, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore*, a true Renaissance wonder. Amazing architecture, stunning sculptures, and fascinating frescoes (okay, we’ll stop with the alliteration!). Take in the San Giovanni Baptistery, Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise, and Giotto’s bell tower. And, of course, admire Brunelleschi’s dome, and learn the story behind it. How did a goldsmith and untrained architect create the Renaissance’s greatest wonder? It’s a story we cannot wait to share with you, among so many others.

Highlights of Florence

Immerse yourself in history and listen to medieval stories with a three-hour walk around Florence’s essential sights.

Florence’s most famous sites

We’ll take you to the most famous sites of Florence’s ancient city centre and into the very heart of the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance.’

Walk in the Footsteps of the Greats

Tread in the tantalising footsteps of Florence’s vibrant past, and understand why the city’s historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enjoy Learning about Florence

Discover who was buried alive near the Duomo. Find out why Michelangelo never forgave Leonardo Da Vinci. Learn how the Medici family used famous artists throughout the Renaissance. Discover why Florence became one of the greatest art centres the world has ever seen.

Astounding Stories

Hear about astounding events that shocked the city’s local inhabitants. Witness famous the famous sculptures, frescoes and paintings of the churches of Santa Trìnita, Orsanmichele, and the Florence cathedral*.

Highlights of Florence

See the Baptistery, Bell Tower, Gates of Paradise, Brunelleschi’s dome, the Vasari Corridor, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, medieval towers, Renaissance palaces, famous shopping streets, and so much more!

Florence’s top highlights

(included on the Original Florence Walk)

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore*
  • Church of Santa Trìnita*
  • Church of Orsanmichele*
  • Baptistery (external)
  • Bell Tower (external)
  • Gates of Paradise
  • Brunelleschi’s Dome (external)
  • Vasari Corridor (external)
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Piazza delle Repubblica

Why Book the Original Florence Walk?

  • Our great highly trained Artviva guides-the best in Florence
  • The first company to do entertaining enjoyable small group high quality walking tours in Florence. Artviva continues the excellence today.
  • Enjoy seeing all the main sites and get correct information
  • Our fully licensed travel agency ensures peace of mind
  • Our great customer care
  • True local expertise that’s stood the test of time-since 1996
  • Small groups-we keep the groups small.
  • Real people on the spot. Say hello to us in our office in Florence!

The Original Florence Walk-Private?

You can choose to do the Original Florence Walk as a private or small shared group experience.

Tour Details

Sites visited on this tour:

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore*
  • Church of Santa Trìnita*
  • Church of Orsanmichele*
  • Baptistery (external)
  • Bell Tower (external)
  • Gates of Paradise
  • Brunelleschi’s Dome (external)
  • Vasari Corridor (external)
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Piazza delle Repubblica

Meeting Point

In our office on Via Sassetti 1, Florence.



5 reviews for The Original Florence Walk

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Walish

    My wife and I had a fabulous time and we thank you very much for the walking tour. We had our “eyes opened” by the guide which helped us tremendously when continuing our sightseeing on our own. You service was professional and friendly. As you were recommended to us by friends, so we continue to recommend your company to others visiting Firenze!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Miguel Solar

    This is the only way to visit the wonderful city. In one tour, I learned and saw more of Florence than I did the entire previous week I was here!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Martine and Peter Osborne

    We found the Original Florence Walk EXCELLENT. This was due to our very informative tour guide whose knowledge was amazing and explanation clear and concise. His passion for his job was very commendable which made the tour more interesting. Keep up the good work.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rene Farrow

    We had a great time. Your tour added real value to our visit to Florence. We managed in 3 short hours to see the highlights! We spent the remainder of the day checking out the galleries and exploring. The tour gave us real context. We will surely recommend

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ms. Nahajski

    The Original Florence Walk as a really enjoyable tour for the whole family. All of us were kept entertained for the whole time – even my 8 year old daughter!

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